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to the war zone and shedding older planes to make way future new ones. with nearly 555 aircraft the u.s. air force is getting older and smaller and a time when its missions are expanding. general schwartz, welcome to the show. >> good morning. >> so let's start off >>> so let's start off with combat operations in iraq. they've been going down with great fanfare this week and afghanistan the operation is increasing. historically, the air force has gotten busier what is the load and the pace on the air force right now? >> we will have about 6,000 or so people less in iraq. and we have come down about 9,000 in afghanistan. and we have increased our presentation at the about the thousand plus level. so we've had a balance. weave cocome down in iraq and we've come up some in afghanistan. and the tempo is about the same. with respect to iraq, the primary purpose for our involvement going forward will be to offer protection to the 50,000 or so u.s. forces which remain to offer support to our iraqi allies and very importantly to offer the training for our partner and iraqi air force that we're worki
condition is the u.s. long range strike system -- what is the condition of that system? >> to tell you the truth, the top of our report is about sustaining our strategic advantage in long range strike for the next 30 years. the fact of the matter is we have some aging systems that are increasingly less capable against the kinds of defenses that we see our military competitors developing. >> for example? >> for example, we have about 162 bombers, about 140 of those are what we call combat coded, able to go to war. of those, only about 12 or 13 of our b-2's are ready at any given oint to penetrate air defenses. those b-2's plus handful of cruise missiles and standsoff weapons constitute what this nation has for striking deep into adversary countries -- that are fielding some pretty advanced integrated air defense systems. >> most of our fascination is with short range systems, obviously joint strike fighter is the leading program the military will be buying to revitalize the tack tactical air forces. what forces will the future need for the future? >> we think csba has a number of people
that this was important to us. what i've said to prime minister netanyahu is that given so far the talks are moving forward in a constructive way, it makes sense to extend that moratorium so long as the takes are moving in a constructive way. because ultimately the way to solve these problems is for the two sides to agree, what's it going to be, israel? what's it going to be, the state of palestine? and if you can get that agreement, then you can start constructing anything that the people of of israel see fit. now, i think the policies of prime minister netanyahu is very different. there has been a coalition that says, we don't want to continue this. so i've said, you've got to show the israeli public that you are serious and constructive in these talks so that the politics for prime minister netanyahu, if he were going to extend the settlement moratorium, would be a little bit easier. and, you know, one of the goals i think that i've set for myself and for my team is to make sure that president habas and prime minister netanyahu start thinking about, how can they help the other succeed as opposed
just learned that green party u.s. senate candidate natasha pettigrew has died. she was riding her bike near prince georges community college in largo when she was struck. the driver, christy littleford said she thought she hit an animal and drove to her home even though the bicycle was lodged under her suv. at this point, police have not charged littleford. we are continuing to follow the story and also the robbery. more redales on -- details on our website wusa9.com and on 9news now beginning at 5:00 p.m. >>> d. c. police have charged adams of maryland with involuntarmanslaughter. 26-year-old julia bartletter of austria was killed. the accident happened nearly two weeks ago near 18th street northwest in the adams morgan area. adams was driving under the influence when the crash happened. >>> the growing problem of texting and talking while driving is taking center stage today in washington. transportation secretary ray lahood is hosting a distracted driving summit. at the same time, the d. c. police are cracking down on drivers. kristin fisher spent the morning at a check point where
of the second world war. and the fact that the u.s. army deems it a threat, enough to vaccinate all u.s. troops who are deployed into the arenas of war, i think it's a very real threat. and absolutely out of all the arsenals of biological weapons, it's the most effective because it's hardy resistance. it's a real threat and billions of dollars are spent on coming up with defenses against anthrax. >> despite the amount of spending to date, are we any safer today? and how easy is it for a group to make anthrax and deploy it? >> the paradox of the whole situation is that in the effort to combat possible use of anthrax by a terrorist organization, we've seen an enormous expansion and proliferation of laboratories and personnel who are allowed to work with these so called select agents of which anthrax is one of them. and as security has been lax and oversight has seen accidents and mistakes and lack of event controls, what you have is a real life situation that is far less safe than i think we were a few years ago. and as the government activities proliferate, the chance that terrorists or someone
of states that have out right banned all hand held cell phone use while driving has jumped to eight. the number of states that's banned texting while driving has jumped to 30. we are seeing improvements nation wide but the bottom line is the message doesn't seem to be reaching teenage drives and that's really the target audience here. a new survey shows that a majority of teenagers believe that drunk driving is more dangerous than texting behind the wheel but the reality is it's just as dangerous while driving drunk if not more. transportation secretary called it as significant as drunk driving. he says it's an epidemic in the country and the only solution is better education. >> persuading people it's not safe to use a cell phone to text and drive and really just having people take personal responsibility. those are the challenges that we face. >> reporter: this morning at this summit we're going to be hearing from the families who have lost loved ones due to distracted driving. we'll also hear from the teenagers who have caused these crashes. we'll be hearing from the law enforcem
johnson. thank you for joining us this saturday. this is why beach goers were warned before going to the shore this weekend. waves created by hurricane earl were pounded. no one was allowed in the water. lifeguards made sure of that but people wanted to get close to look at what nature had produced. >>> i think it is amazing. absolutely amazing. >> ever see anything like that? >> no. >> like to be out there, though. . >> what? what is wrong with you? >> you wouldn't want to be out there? >> tropical storm earl has moved out of the way but it left behind high surf at the atlantic beaches including ocean city. that is where our sere chan was on this day of this last push for summer fun. >> the remnantses are making big waves at ocean city. while it has proven challenging for many swimmers, other vacationers don't seem to mind. >> it is a beautiful day. >> absolutely gorgeous. >> we came right down here, no problem with earl or nothing. >> reporter: on a all right to high risk for rip currents, a new batch of lifeguard trainees are finding earl's extra challenge exhausting. >>> there
you with us. you saw some of the pictures from the wildfires. you know the area really well in colorado. we'll bring you the latest. dozens of homes have been burned including four which belong to some of the firefighters who are fighting the blaze. >> planimagine that. s also you've heard about the controversy near ground zero. and there have been all kinds of people protesting this and one of them is a preacher from down in florida who has been on the march on this. and he has promised to burn a koran on the anniversary on the 9/11 anniversary, and it's gotten an interesting response from commander of our troops in iraq who says this is really a bad idea. we'll have more on that in the news block. >>> we want to get this, first, breaking news this morning, the out of control wildfire which has burned dozens of homes. tropical storm hermine meantime is bashing south texas after coming ashore. we'll go to south texas and hear from don teague, but we want to begin with reporter rick sallinger who joins us from are boulder with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. high winds
-to--the-top program this n which the states compete for federal dollars for their own reform programs, using student test scores to evaluate teachers, even to set their pay, and firing teachers for poor performance. the head of the national education association, whose 3.2 million members make it the largest union in america, down played the difference and said he agrees with the president that the status quo is unacceptable. >> we support rigorous and fair evaluation systems. i can tell you educators don't want incompetent or ineffective teachers in the classroom. >> reporter: some advocates of education reform are urging the president to compromise with republicans if they take control of the house next year. you can bet that if he does that, his relations with the teachers unions will take a turn for the worse. katie? >> couric: chip, i know president is following the lead of other countries that do already have longer school years by about a month. how does he pro pose the do this? and how does he expect, or does he expect, to get blowback from parents and kids? >> reporter: absolutely, katie. i
obama's pointman on u.s. education secretary arne duncan. yesterday he said he was a big fan of rhee and thought her leadership was still needed as chancellor of dc's public schools. he's also said he has reached out to both prix and gray to see if he could help to strike a deal between the two. that's kind of what's been going on the past few days. duncan has said he may be speaking with one or bowe of them before -- both of them before the meeting and gray is getting pressure on the other side. it was the dc teachers union who really wanted -- they were big supporters of gray and they want him to fire rhee because she of course fired 266 teachers lassock due to budget reasons. he is getting hit on both sides on this one. >>> today, six months after it was passed by congress, some of the first parts of the health care reform package goes in to affect. -- speaking yesterday in falls church, virginia, president obama said these measures will make health care more affordable. >> you have some basic measures of protection in interacting with the health care system, which means you are n
the east coast. dave price is live on the scene and will tell us where it's headed and when it may hit. >>> turning the page. in a prime time address, president obama says now that u.s. combat operations in iraq are over, it's time to move on and put the focus back on our home soil. >> our most urgent task is to restore our economy and put the millions of americans who lost their jobs back to work. >> we'll hear from both sides of the aisles in interviews with vice president biden and senator john mccain. >>> and the battle ahead. legendary actor michael douglas opens up to david letterman about his fight with cancer. >> i finished my first week of radiation and chemo. and it's about an eight-week struggle. >> why douglas is optimistic he'll make a full recovery "early" this wednesday morning, he'll make a full recovery "early" this wednesday morning, september 1, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. morning to the folks outside. good crowd out there already on the corner of a59th and 5th. i'm harry smith. >> i'm erica hill. a lot of energy at the top of the hour
, everyone, on this labor day. thanks for joining us. good to see you this morning. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. >>> labor day marks the beginning of the traditional push towards election day. this year with the economy working against them, democrats are fighting to retain control of congress. with that as a backdrop, president obama heads to wisconsin today. there are key senate seat in the race for governor hotly contested. tara mergener is in washington with more on that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. both of these races are very competitive. this week the president will make two speeches aimed at trying to convince voters he can get the economy back on track. president obama will try to convince voters this week that democratic policies are working. >> to heal our economy, we need more than a healthy stock market. we need bustling main streets and a growing, thriving middle class. >> reporter: he'll head to wisconsin today to give a speech about the economy. on wednesday he'll visit cleveland where he'll announce new steps to help small businesses. all along
looking for in a dance partner? what arthur murray never told us. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. he's heard the complaints, the outrage if church groups, the military, even world leaders. but today florida pastor terry jones insisted he will go ahead with plans to burn copies of the koran on saturday to mark the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. in response, the state department ordered u.s.'m be sis around the world to assess their security and brace for possible protests. general david petraeus, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, met today with afghan president hamid karzai, both warned that jones' plan could endanger u.s. troops. and the cat van said "this act would only call for new hate and violence." kelly cobiella is in gainesville, florida tonight. kelly, pastor jones is getting lots of criticism from many quarter bus he's claiming a lot of people are actually on his side. >> he does say that, katie. and he says they're simply afraid to speak
'm harry smith. >> i'm erica hill. good to have you with us this morning. a lot to get to this morning, including some fascinating, exclusive interviews. the woman from arizona, derri velarde, is here in the studio with us this morning. she'll join us live to tell her story. >>> also this morning, the big headline, piers morgan gets larry king's job. people have seen him on a talent show, but people across america say, who is this guy? matt holden, our good pal, they're very good friends. we have an exclusive with amanda and piers and she'll tell us about the guy. interesting newspaper bag ground. he may actually have the right feet to fill those shoes. >> oh, looking forward to that. >>> first, we want to begin with the latest on that deadly flooding in texas where the aftermath of tropical storm hermine spawned a series of tornadoes and dumped up to 8 inches of rain. robbie owens of our affiliate ktvt is with us this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. on the heel of hermine a series of tornadoes ripped through the area, leaving behind damage like this and capping a day
in washington, d.c. alongside the likes of mitt romney and mike huckabee. >> the small elite don't get us. they call us whacky. they call us wing nuts. we call us "we the people." (cheers and applause) >> reporter: delaware's new republican senate nominee was at home in this crowd of social conservatives. but even as she preached a return to fiscal conservatism, o'donnell's own unorthodox spending habits were starting to come under heavy scrutiny. staffers on her previous campaign for senate and o'donnell's own financial filings reveal that the unemployed o'donnell used campaign funds to pay for meals, gas, bowling trips, and personal rent, even long after the campaign had ended. >> i've never seen a candidate who just stole all their campaign money and used it for personal use. what it seems like here is christine o'donnell had no other way to support herself so she thought, okay, i'll run for u.s. senate. >> reporter: the nonpartisan watchdog group citizens for responsibility and ethics in washington is urging the u.s. attorney in delaware to open a criminal investigation. >> it's not s
difference of u.s. troops. >>> and without a net, a daredevil scales a san francisco skyscraper right into the arms of the law. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, september 7th, this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, september 7th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> and back to work today on this tuesday. good morning, everybody. good to see you. i'm terrell brown. and right now firefighters are battling a wind-driven wildfire in northern colorado. it's unclear what started the fire monday morning. residents of a thousand homes have been forced for evacuate. nearly six square miles have been burned. it's unknown the number of buildings destroyed. sandra hughes has our report. >> reporter: the smoke is so dark and thick it can be seen all the way to denver. fire crews have had to attack the blaze which is ten miles northwest of boulder on the ground because high winds had kept air tankers grounded since late afternoon monday. >> some of the structures lost or destroyed actually belong to firefighters that were currently working on the incident. >> reporter: officials don'
from hurricane igor. this is 9 news now. >>> i'm bruce johnson and thanks for joining us this saturday night. we begin with a local crime spree that apparently came to an end. homes belonging to indian american families have been burglarized, 37 homes in all. the thieves are looking for gold. the mastermind is a woman from new york. >> reporter: that was her then, and this is her now. >> wow, finally, i believe like there's a justice system. >> reporter: 34-year-old melinda soto pleaded guilty to 37 burglaries, and stealing more than half a million dollars, mainly in family gold from indian americans in northern virginia. two other men, including her husband, have been charged. but that was hardly the case when i visited laha a year ago. $100,000 worth of diamonds, gold and other valuables snatched away. her community scared, paranoid and skeptical of everyone who came into their neighborhood. >> now, at least they can go to their house, sleep in their house. the house is a place where you live, and it was a hunting place. >> reporter: according to court documents, she found them by go
end? >> good question, senator. what's the exit strategy on afghanistan? 1,201 u.s. soldiers have died in afghanistan over the last nine years. as of july so far in 2010 alone. >> question, does president obama have an exit strategy for afghanistan? pat buchanan? >> he does not. they are moving away from the mid 2011 deadline from the beginning of withdrawal of troops to show we are committed for a longer period of time. john, the problem is, we can't win the war with the forces we have in there. everybody knows it. however, the country is divided. the administration is divided. they don't want to lose this war and have the taliban execute. they don't want to keep bleeding the country either. they have a real problem in this sense. the liberal ring of the democratic party is moving away from the administration and there's a small antiwar conservative movement that is growing in the media and on capitol hill. so we are coming to a head in december when they had the december review of afghanistan. >> eleanor. >> i don't think they are working away from the july 2011 to begin exi
with that as they come through this area. so, flooding is a big concern as these downpours continue to hit us. they have come through overnight into the morning hours. the rain just picking up on us moments ago. the worst of what we're being told is we've been dealing with this all morning. the bad news about that, it's not going away anytime soon as we are expected to continue dealing with this flooding and water collecting and gathering south florida as the day goes on. harry. >> sherry williams, thank you very much. we go over to dave price and find out where this storm is headed g. morning, sir. >> she was right. we are just seeing the storm pick up, not very well organized right now but going over the florida peninsula around south florida into the atlantic where it will get some energy and that rotation is going to be more well formed. our biggest concerns, once it moves through florida, rolling into the carolinas, places like wilmington already pounded, another three possibly to eight inches of rain expected as this system begins to zoom on up the coast and, again, it is going to follow a quick p
's never been hotter in l.a. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody, thanks for joining us i'm betty nguyen. president obama could soon be looking for a new right-hand man. the white house chief of staff, rahm emanuel, could decide by the end of the week to leave the administration. emmanuel is expected to step down to run for mayor of chicago. but he doesn't have long to make a decision. emanuel has only until november 22nd to file for the primary. tara mergener is in washington with the latest. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning, betty. well, the white house cautions that no final decision has been made yet. but, a source close to emanuel tells cbs news that an announcement could come as early as friday. emanuel has reportedly told colleagues he is all but certain to leave to run for the mayor of chicago. earlier this year he told charlie rose that office held a special place in his heart. >> always been an aspiration of mine, even when i was in the house of representatives. >> mayor of chicago? >> yes. >> the one thing, if you ask me what i miss, i miss the cont
or three times. i keep my blinds closed all day. i keep my blinds on my balcony closed. i'm not used to living that way. i don't like to have to do that. >> a flyer has our phone numbers. a young black male. >> okay. >> anywhere from 18-20s? >> reporter: at sunset, montgomery county police officers blanketed the neighborhood trying to unearth clues that could lead to the man who robbed these residents of their peace of mind. >> it just might be something and it might be the tip we need. >> reporter: the composite sketches may be different, but the descriptions are the same. the suspect is black, 17-25 years old, 5'7" to 5'10" with a slim build and no facial hair. in each attack he's crept into an apartment through an open ground floor window. in june, he raped a 68-year-old woman. this month it's believed he raped again. right across the street. assaulting an 86-year-old. >> every day you get up and you think you've heard everything. but you hear something like this and you realize there are some really crazy people out there. it's terrible. it's just terrible. >> investigators belie
's county where prosecutors revealed in court today that dna is linked to the murder weapon used to kill trooper wesley brown in june. 27-year-old cyril cornelius williams is the man investigators believe killed wesley brian june 11th outside of an applebys where brown was working security. today prosecutors revealed they have dna evidence recovered from the handgun they believe was used to gun down the trooper. >> dna was recovered. we haven't publicly released the results of that yet. >> reporter: dna is important because it's among the short list of requirements to bring a death penalty case in maryland. prosecutor glenn ivey says the death penalty has not been ruled out in the trooper brown murder. the suspect, cyril williams, is the man seen in security video being ejected from the restaurant by brown, according to investigators. william as allegedly returned with an acquaintance to the restaurant with a pistol and gun downed the moonlighting trooper outside. >>> i'm armando trull in riverdale, maryland. 11 years ago brend on loony without been out here playing football with his oth
over the u.s. strategy in afghanistan. so, is this a white house divided? >>> sexting outrage, three women accuse a wisconsin district attorney sending them sexually charged text messages yet he remains in office. we'll speak with one of the women at the center of the growing controversy. >>> and gearing up. mel gibson's former girlfriend hires a dream team of attorneys in her fight against embattled star. but new e-mails reveal a bizarre new twist, early this wednesday but new e-mails reveal a bizarre new twist, early this wednesday morning, september 22nd, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good wednesday morning, everybody. enjoy your last few hours of summer before fall officially begins tonight. i'm maggie rodriguez. >> i'm harry smith. i guess we'll also have paris, at least paris to talk about anyway. she famously pled her cocaine charges in las vegas recently, gets on a plane, decided to go to japan and she's met by the authorities in japan with sort of a maybe not. maybe you should go home. we'll have that story coming up in a bit. we begin this morning with politics. the pr
phillips for us in london, thank you for that update. we appreciate it. >>> now to the floods in the upper midwest. residents in parts of minnesota and wisconsin trying to dry out this morning but the flooding may not be over yet. heather brown of our minneapolis station wcco is live from owatonna, minnesota with the latest. good morning. >> good morning. the rivers have started to go down here but the water is still here. scenes like this gas station are common across southern minnesota, the water stuck in these areas. at this point, we don't know how much all of this will cost but the governor has said he will ask for a special legislative session to figure out how to pay for it, all of this because of record rainfall in just a single day. streets turned into rivers, back yards into lakes. across the upper midwest schools flooded and bridges washed away as heavy rain led to rivers overflowing their banks. as much as 10 inches fell in 24 hours in areas of wisconsin and minnesota. the rain let up friday and some rivers are receding but many forced out of their homes can't return. power sta
the district. this is the hail it produced. this is pretty good sized hail and this is sent to us from chris stern from leesberg, virginia. and we need a pair of eyes so log on to our website, wusa9.com and send us a storm report if you would. so for tonight, severe thunderstorm watch until 10:00. some severe storms and some heavy. partly cloudy and mild, and temperatures 64-72 and we'll put the watches up at the bottom of the screen shortly. >> thank you, topper. >>> now to a tragic scene in lorton, virginia as a fire takes the life of a mother and two of her children. peggy fox joins us to explain how the woman's three other children made it out alive. >> reporter: well neighbors say this mother did everything she could to save her children. with flames all around her, she got her two oldest children out of a two story window and dropped her baby into the arms of a friend but that fire moved too fast to save her two other children or herself. >> it was just black smoke and you couldn't see anything in the house. >> reporter: huge flames and thick smoke poured from their neighbor's home, a
nighttime operations, aimed at high-value targets that are a key part of the war strategy. u.s. forces have been swarming into the outskirts of kandahar in an effort to flush the taliban out of its traditional stronghold. the taliban was quick to announce that it shot the black hawk down with rocket-propelled grenades. but nato says there was no enemy fire anywhere in the area. >> the doubting of a... downing of a helicopter whether it was accident, weather related or enemy related, to a certain extent it's to be expected when you have more people, more soldiers, more helicopters in that region. >> reporter: u.s. forces in afghanistan rely heavily on helicopters for everything from transport to close aerial support. this is a rugged mountainous country and the roads are often littered with improvised bombs. this is one of the deadliest helicopter crashes since the war began in afghanistan with the surge now complete. american troops are going on more missions and that means more risk and more casualties. mandy clark, cbs news, kabul. >> couric: in this country, the continuing saga of bell,
for joining us. we begin with breaking news in the district. there has been a drive-by in northeast. three people including two teens have been shot. one of the teenagers believed to be seriously wounded. other teen was struck in the foot. witness says several people were in the area of 53 and clay streets when shots were fired. prince george's county police are investigating a rash of strong armed robberies tonight. victims all university of maryland student being mugged by several people. walking at night in a group no guarantee that you will be safe. >> it's scary. it really is. it's something you have to keep an eye out for. >>> the muggings are putting some students on edge. last friday three umd students getting into a car at this hotel at baltimore avenue and berwyn road are attacked by three suspects. >> very scary knowing it's that close to home and it happens more often this semester than in the past. >>> two days later five crooks jumped three students at a bus stop. and a week later this past saturday morning a student walking on hartwalk and princeton avenue is approached by f
of rivers and fund an anacostia cleanup and it's having a big impact. last year dc shoppers used 270 million disposable bags. the number is down by 60% this year. >> 60? >> 60. >> that's huge. >> that's huge. that's what it says. >> keeping the river clean. >> the number of 90 degrees days, wasn't just 90 but 95 yesterday. back in april and may we had a total of five. june and july a total of 39. august and september, another 20. giving us a grand total of 64. we are three shy of the record and we have today and tomorrow to get in to the 90s. that will get us to 66. oh, 67 will be hard pressed. that's okay. we don't need the record but we are making a run at it nonetheless. the momslikeme.com bus stop forecast, mainly clear, a patch or two of fog in the mountains. 60s and 70s. the sunrise 56. mid 70s by 9:00. and 90ish for the drive home. winds from the south at five to ten and air quality is code yellow. as far as the records for today, tie the record at 94 at dulles yesterday. 93 is today's record. that could go but 98 is safe in dc. same with martinsburg at 101 and tonight it will be a pa
in the lime light." harry. >> smith: elaine quijano downtown for us tonight. thank you. in afghanistan, the taliban has been using this controversy to win new recruits. today, cbs news obtained taliban leaflets that urged villagers to join them in seeking revenge. mandy clark is inicable tonight. >> reporter: the leaflet said that america is the biggest enemy of islam and called on muslims to take revenge for the burning of the koran. the leaflets have been handwritten and dropped in paktia province. most villagers are illiterate so the leaflets would have been left with imams to read out in mosques and spread the word that way. the taliban has capitalized on the controversy at the holiest time of the year for muslims, a time when the mosques will be packed with followers. mandy clark, cbs news, kabul. >> smith: we want to bring in juan rabady. good evening. >> good evening, harry. >> smith: how much damage has already been done by this? >> well, harry, some damage has already been done. we've seen protests in muslim capitals around the world. we just heard about the taliban leaflets
and the future. expected to use his speech to remind them how far his he will highlight america's progress in iraq and afghanistan and promote u.s. efforts to kick-start the world economy. the president will defend his attempt to jump-start mid east peace talks after more than two years. also high on the agenda, slowing the spread of nuclear weapons. >> i think he's going to try to keep the world on board to make sure that both iran and north korea are shunned for their defiance of the non-proliferation treaty. >> reporter: but the president is not expected to just talk about his administration's achievements. he will also likely expand on the wider goals of his administration. >> put simply, the united states is changing the way we do >> reporter: at a u. u.n. anti-poverty summit wednesday, the president unveiled new rules for foreign aid. he vowed to help poorer nations help themselves, rather than just spending money on short-term relief. >> now, let me be clear. the united states of america has been and will remain the global leader in providing assistance. we will not abandon those wh
the coming elections. the president will use these as ammunition, argue that he and the democrats in congress have real plans to fix the economy while all the republicans do is oppose them. >> so basically all he can do is go out there and grind it everyday, talk about the economy. and that's what house democrats, by the way, want. just talk about the economy. talk about our accomplishments. >> reporter: bottom line: talk is about all the president can do. none of the economic incentives he's proposing this week is likely to make it through congress by election day, so what he has to do and has to offer until then is the same thing he had to offer in the campaign of 2008, and that's hope. russ? >> mitchell: bill plante at the white house. thank you very much. jeff greenfield is our senior political correspondent. will these plans change the election day? >> highly dubious. i think it's baked in the cake and it's high unemployment, anemic growth, debt and that's not good news for the party in power. whatever the merits of the long-term investments, the idea of changing people's minds about wha
. >> reporter: the top 20% of earners in the country now make more than half of the income generated in the u.s. that's up from 49.7% in 2007. and the poorest 20% earn only 3% of the country's income. the great divide is a college degree. the unemployment rate for college graduates is less than 5%. for those with just a high school diploma, it's more than 10%. and according to another study, the median income for a college grad-- nearly $56,000-- is more than double that of workers who finished only high school. >> low-skill labor is really in trouble in this economy. the demand for their services is shrinking like crazy. the traditional ways that they moved into the middle-class-- manufacturing, construction-- are dead in the water. >> reporter: and that income gap may only grow wider even as the economy recovers because the top end usually recovers faster than the bottom. katie? >> couric: anthony mason, thank you, anthony. and jobs are the big issue in the midterm elections. election day, by the way, is five weeks away, but early voting is already under way in seven states. with control of c
safety. be more careful when you cook in the kip and use outdoor grills and never leave them going and walk away. >>> now an update on a woman charged with animal cruelty after her dog died in a hot car. catherine washington now faces 18 months probation and during that time she can't own any pets. that was the sentence handed down bay district court judge in frederick. she pleaded guilty to animal cruelty after her 14-year-old yellow lab died in july. she left the dog in a car with the windows down while she went in to costco to buy pet supplies. the outside air on that day 104 degrees. >>> right now in largo, friends and family are holding a vigil for the maryland senate candidate hit and killed while riding her bike last sunday. she was the green party candidate. she was hit on sunday morning while riding her bike and she died one day later. police have not charged the driver who hit her yet. >>> the military's policy of don't ask, don't tell takes a hit from a federal judge. it's about the case of a former major margaret witt. the pentagon gave her a discharge under the don't a
's threat to burn copies of the muslim holy book could endanger u.s. troops serving overseas. christian, carrie jones says he's prepared to burn copies of the choran this weekend to mark the anniversary of the september 11 attacks. leaving open the possibility he'll change his mind. >> want to send a clear message to the peaceful muslims. we have freedom of speech. we have freedom of religion. they are more than welcome to be here. more than welcome to worship. more than welcome to build mosques, but our 9/11 demonstration, our 9/11 protest is to send a clear message to the radical element of islam that we will not tolerate that in america. >> un-american and the u.s. commander in afghanistan says the image of a burning choran would insight more violence. delia joins us with more from our local military community. >> they will let general patraeus speak for them on this issue. however, lotteds of folks here in town agree and share the same fear that this protest could spark more violence. in the town of quantico, where american flags fly just steps from the marine base, love of count
that is important. we try and add a little more. >> got it. >>> up next hear from a woman who uses psychedelic mushrooms as medicine. that's no the kind of veggies we are talking about. >> i saw it as aioliing, breathing entity. >> in three minutes you will also hear from a johns hopkins phd on the benefits of this control technique. it is our focus on maryland's weather and traffic starting with devon lucie. >> no aberrations in the forecast. another beautiful day coming our way. we will take you in to maryland where you are in the a 0s. rising quickly toe the 60s. annapolis you are a little warmer hugging the bay and same with easton and salisbury. in the 70s by this afternoon. i'm saying node upper 70s. that's where we should cap things off. not the 88 we had at reagan national. hager towns way, 73, 74 for a high. in western maryland you will be hard to break out hoff the mid to upper 60s for highs way out there. the latest in silver spring as we focus on maryland's roads heading eastbound at university and dennis avenue. some police activity going on. losing the right lane. stay left to ge
are lawful and found that laken's motives are irrelevant, at least until sentencing. it is impossible for us to put on a defense without them. >> reporter: you have nothing left? >> we have been deprived of everything. what is left? >> reporter: the obama campaign did release a short form certification of live birth. it shows the president was born in honolulu, the state health director and registrar of vital statistics say state law prevents them from releasing the original birth certificate with the signatures. >> president clinton said he didn't have sex with that woman, monica la wince lieu wins key. what are they trying to hide? >> reporter: the military judge did delay the start of the trial for a month to give the defense more time to ask that court of appeals for help. >> if the appeals court goes against lieutenant colonel laken too, then what is he going to do? he's left with what they call the good soldier defense and what that basically draws on is 18 years of military service, his rank, the fact that he's served previously in bosnia and that he's deployed before to afghanistan
report declares the recession officially over. but many of us are not feeling it. even taking on the president himself. >> i'm one of your middle-class americans, and quite frankly, i'm exhausted. i'm exhausted of defending you, defending your administration. >> we'll talk live with one of president obama's closest economic advisers. >>> and fighting convention. they've taken over our homes and hotels. fears in stores. bed bugs are big business. we're live at the first-ever bed bug summit early this tuesday we're live at the first-ever bed bug summit early this tuesday morning, september 21st, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> another gorgeous morning here in the city, as it is almost fall. good morning, everybody, i'm harry smith. >> and i'm maggie rodriguez. unfortunately we begin this morning with some breaking news. the sad story out of afghanistan where it's been another deadly morning for nato troops, specifically our troops. nine coalition forces, all of them americans, died in a helicopter crash in the southern part of the country. cbs news correspondent mandy clark i
'm bruce johnson. thanks for joining us this saturday night. we begin with one of the area's most popular and crowded spots, chinatown where new efforts are underway to stop people gathering and fighting near the metro stop. armando trull reports where authorities are trying something new. >> reporter: it is called the mosquito, but right now it's a mosquito free zone, but that wasn't the case earlier, because a mosquito was buzzing around. this is what a 21st century mosquito looks and sounds like. that's a mosquito. >> oh, wow. >> have you ever seen a mosquito like that? >> no. >> at least it's the nickname of an electronic device that sounds out a high-pitched hum. >> i hear a sound, and this sounds really noisy. >> the mosquito is meant to discourage loitering, especially by teens, whose ears are especially sensitive to high frequencies. >> maybe a little, but not too much. keep moving. >> reporter: folks over 25. >> i was wondering how did it work and. >> reporter: the high-tech safety device was installed two weeks ago by the gallery place partners, llc, a real estate company that m
for joining us. i'm jc hayward. tough talk this morning from president obama at today's annual united nations general assembly. however, the president's sharpest criticism was reserved for iran and its nuclear program. manuel gallegus reports. >> reporter: president obama is urgently requesting world leaders get behind the middle east peace process. >> we can say this time will be different that this time we will not let terror or turbulence or posturing or petty politics stand in the way. >> reporter: as the u.s. leaves two states living side by ' side in peace he says the international community must do its part. >> many count themselves as friends of the palestinians. these pledges of friendship must be supported by deeds. >> reporter: president obama called on arab states to step up political and financial aid to the palestinian authority. he said he wanted to see a secure israel and welcome an independent palestine state to the general assembly next year. in his second address to the united nations, the president highlighted the u.s. role in pulling the global economy back from the brink
sergeant. in 1968 he died saving the lives of three wounded comrades when soldiers overran a top-secret u.s. radar station in laos. >>> on the morning news an 11-year-old babysitter charged with murder. >>> plus city officials are arrested in a salary scandal in bell, california. first a preview of the cbs evening news tonight. >>> as questions about the quality of what we eat continue, we'll look at a food safety system full of gaps and redund sees, why haven't the problems that led to the salmonella outbreak been fixed? we'll investigate tonight, only on the cbs evening news. [ female announcer ] stay once... stay twice... earn a free night! two separate stays at comfort inn or any of these choice hotels can earn you a free night -- only when you book at choicehotels.com. i love my grandma. i love you grandma. grandma just makes me happy. ♪ to know, know, know you grandma is the bestest. the total package. grandpa's cooooooooool. way cool. ♪ grandpa spoils me rotten. ♪ to know, know, know you ♪ is to love... some people call us frick and frack. we do finger painting. this is how g
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